Build of 1973 Datsun 240Z
The Headlights in the car may had been good at one time however I wanted to bring them up to a bit more modern day. The 7" round lights fit in there nice and to make any thing different would require total rebuild of the front and most likely mess up the classic look of the car. There are tons of after market bolt in replacement lights, some are multi beam and filament LED light modules with angel eyes and turn signals which the updated harness had been wired for when it was rebuild during initial rewire during engine replacement/upgrade.
Decided to have original round look but use Bi-Xenon main light modules. This will give the main lo/hi beam at much brighter light output and also incorporate ring for marker lights as Day Time Running Lights and extra orange filament for turn signal.
The problem with the HID modules is that its much deeper then the
factory stamped bucket and that it needs driver ballast for the HID bulb. There
is pleanty or space for deeper bucket but the problem is to have it remade out
of metal which might have had been lots of trial and error of work and may not
work at the end. or make a completely new bucket. the new bucket idea apealed
more as we could contour it to shape that was best suited for the need and
the natural choice was to make it out of fiberglass.
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